OpenLDAP Users to See Improved Performance from New Granular Configuration Automation Solution by Evolven

Evolven support for OpenLDAP allows for detection of granular configuration changes and classifies them by criticality and impact, facilitating less downtime and increased stability

Jersey City, NJ, March 25, 2011 --( Evolven Software Inc., the pioneer of Granular Configuration Automation solutions, today announced their support for OpenLDAP. Evolven will enable customers to achieve greater visibility into the granular configuration information of OpenLDAP’s application infrastructure which can affect the availability and performance of IT environments where OpenLDAP is running.

OpenLDAP is an open source suite of LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) applications and development tools. LDAP consists of a set of protocols for accessing directory services over the Internet. The suite includes sLDAP (stand-alone LDAP daemon server), libraries implementing the LDAP protocol, and utilities, tools, and sample clients.

Availability and performance of OpenLDAP in the IT environment is critical for providing effective business service. With a unique ability to track the configuration parameters and detect changes and differences, no matter how minute, for OpenLDAP, Evolven Comparison allows IT professionals to:

Reduce production outage risk: Increase stability of releases and detect unauthorized changes to prevent outages and high impact incidents

Minimize system downtime: Quickly pinpoint to an incident's root-cause and cut time to repair

Enhance security & compliance: Leverage granular visibility and audit-trail to meet demanding security and compliance requirements

The configuration parameters of OpenLDAP are critical for providing effective business service. Accurately managing the configuration of OpenLDAP is not an easy task considering the complexity of OpenLDAP and the numerous configuration parameters involved with OpenLDAP. OpenLDAP includes thousands of different configuration parameters in which the misconfiguration or disregard of a single configuration setting can cause an incident with major impact on the entire IT environment and business service.

Evolven Comparison discovers granular configuration information for OpenLDAP. Evolven Comparison's unique Comparison Engine™ includes a set of technologies that deliver clear, definitive configuration information related to OpenLDAP, highlighting the critical root cause and its impact, allowing IT professionals to focus on what matters most.

Today’s modern business systems include interdependent layers of applications and infrastructure, and focusing on only one configuration or a small set leaves room for error, and ignores critical context and interdependencies. The Evolven Granular Configuration Automation solution, Evolven Comparison, focuses on the entire environment in order to ensure a stable business service that meets agreed to service levels.

Evolven Comparison analyzes and classifies configuration changes and differences, by their impact, for OpenLDAP. Then Evolven Comparison prioritizes and highlights the changes and differences discovered in OpenLDAP based on criticality, visually presenting the comparison results for fast and easy analysis. Insignificant changes and differences are ignored. Evolven Comparison even makes effective comparisons for OpenLDAP Configurations of inherently different environments (e.g. test vs. production).

About Evolven
Evolven is pioneering the new growing field of Granular Configuration Automation, which focuses on the visibility and control of IT environment configuration and content at the most granular level. IT teams apply this approach to reduce risk to stability, security and compliance of their physical, virtual or cloud-based IT environments.

Evolven is a privately held, venture backed company headquartered in the U.S., with a presence in the US, Europe and the Middle East and a development center in Israel. Evolven's executive team and advisory board include world-renowned experts from the world of IT management and enterprise software. Evolven's investors are the leading venture capital firms: Pitango Venture Capital and Index Ventures.

Martin Perlin